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Why Indonesia is right to limit NGOs post-disaster

By Ashlee Betteridge The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, have shocked people around the world. Images of the earth liquefying, the terrifying screams as people watch a tsunami engulf the shore, and...

The US shift on China: Australia’s options narrow

By Peter Jennings At the beginning of October, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered arguably the most significant policy statement produced by the Trump administration. His speech to the Hudson Institute, a Washington think...

A move to Jerusalem: at what cost?

By John McCarthy Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcements of a possible move of our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and of a review of our support for the Iran nuclear deal...

The disarmament challenge in a time of disruption

By Penny Wong Nine months after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Einstein wrote: ‘The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled...

Lessons for Australia in US biodefence strategy

By John Coyne In Stephen King’s apocalyptic horror novel The stand, the accidental release of a biological weapon, a super-flu nicknamed Captain Trips, caused a global pandemic that wiped out 99.4% of the world’s...

America’s Indefinite Endgame in Syria

By Colin P. Clarke and Ariane Tabatabai The Trump administration wants to stay in the country to counter Iran. What if Iran never leaves? …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

The five-domains update

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state A Moroccan navy ship fired at a migrant boat headed to Spain, injuring one person on board. The incident occurred as the boat allegedly...

Neighbourhood watch keeps an eye to our north

By Brendan Nicholson With an estimated two-thirds of women in Papua New Guinea subjected to domestic violence, business, civic and military leaders are working with a formidable Australian couple to deal with a practice...

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